Ardmore Police officers were involved in a pursuit just after 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
APD Capt. Keith Ingle said one subject, Jacob “Jake” Lee Harjo, 27, of Marietta, was arrested.
Harry had an active felony warrant for his arrest, Ingle said. That warrant was filed in Carter County in September 2018 for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
“He was seen driving past officers,” Ingle said. “They attempted to stop him, and he attempted to elude them.” Ingle said the pursuit began at C Street SW and ended at Rolling Hills Road.
Ingle said spike strips were deployed at Plainview Road and Breezewood Road which disabled the vehicle Harjo was driving during the pursuit.
“The spike strips slowed the car down considerably through the school zone,” Ingle said. “He then fled on foot and was then apprehended by officers.”
Harjo was transported to Carter County Detention Center for the felony warrant and charged with attempting to elude police officers and possession of controlled dangerous substance — methamphetamine.
“It was about one gram,” Ingle said.
The warrant officers believe prompted Harjo to attempt to elude officers Thursday was for one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Court documents in that matter allege that Harjo stabbed a man in the face in June 2018. If convicted of that crime, Harjo could face imprisonment for a year in county jail up to ten years in the state penitentiary.
Harjo’s criminal history includes four misdemeanor convictions for public intoxication since 2012 as well as three convictions for assault and battery in Love and Carter counties. Harjo also has a previous conviction for misdemeanor unlawful possession for methamphetamine.
In addition to the felony warrant for assault and battery, charges were filed Friday for a felony count of endangering others while eluding/attempting to elude police officers and a felony count of malicious injury to property over $1,000. Harjo was also charged with a misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of CDS-methamphetamine.
Bond was set for the new charges in the amount of $1,500 cash. For the assault and battery matter, cash bond in the amount of $2,500 was set and a no contact order filed as to the alleged victim.